UCLA Medical School Re-Applicant Program

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a comprehensive, structured re-application program designed to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have been unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S medical school. RAP is an 11-month program that is conducted in two sessions.  The Summer sessions begins June  to July 2019 and the Academic year session that runs from September 2019 through May 2020 for each cohort.

Students are eligible for UCLA RAP if they -meet all of the following prerequisites:

  • Previously unsuccessful in gaining admission to any U.S. medical school
  • Be committed to practice in an underserved community
  • Come from an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S college or university
  • Have a minimum science GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • For students who took the MCAT 2012-2014 or later, have a minimum combined score of 20
  • For students who took the MCAT 2015, have a minimum combined score of 491
  • Submit three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Applicants must be a legal resident of California or provide documentation of approved eligibility of approved eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the State of California.

Program Information:

Summer Session (June – July, 2019)
The program begins June 2019 and ends July 2019. Please be aware that the six week summer session requires a commitment of 6 days and some evening participation each week in addition to homework and group study. Therefore, students will not be able to hold part-time employment during that time period. Program includes:

  • MCAT review and preparation workshops
  • Mentoring from current UCLA medical students, faculty and RAP alumni
  • Personal and professional development sessions to build confidence to re-apply
  • Individual and group advising with other re-applicants to medical school
  • Service and volunteer opportunities with local community health fairs, and nonprofit and healthcare facilities

Academic Session (September 2019 – May 2020)

  • Upper division coursework through UC Extension or Cal State schools (as recommended)
    • UCLA Extension Summer session starts June 2019
  • Medical school re-application preparation and strategies
  • Group and one-on-one mentoring and advising with program advisors, faculty, RAP alumni and current UCLA medical students
  • Interview preparation
  • Regular meetings with program advisors, faculty, RAP alumni and current UCLA medical students
  • Continued opportunities for professional development and involvement in service opportunities

Please send all inquiries to: UCLARAP@mednet.ucla.edu

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